The storm that hit early yesterday morning knocked out power for a third of the City of Duluth. Crews are working around the clock clearing trees and restoring power, but it may still be a couple of days before some areas get electricity back. I think we are all used to a loss of power for a brief period of time, but losing power for this long really shows how much we take reliable power for gra
While the East Coast deals with the massive impact of their weather this week, many in the Northland are still feeling the impact of our flooding this summer. Today we received some good news in terms of disaster aid.
When FEMA originally denied individual flood-disaster aid for Northland residents, Governor Mark Dayton formally appealed their decision. It appears the appeal was in vain as it has been officially denied.
Recently FEMA denied individual aid to flood victims in our area. Obviously this was not a popular decision and created hardship for many of our neighbors. Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton does not support this decision at all and he's trying to get FEMA to reconsider with his appeal.
After the flood, one the hardest hit businesses over the hill was Grandmas Restaurant. After countless hours of cleanup and remodeling, Grandmas on the hill is all set to once again open to the public and they will also help other flood victims.
While it was anticipated, it's good to finally get official word that President Obama has declared 13 counties in Minnesota as well as three tribal reservations a federal disaster area. This opens the door to federal aid for Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Crow Wing, Dakota, Goodhue, Kandiyohi, Lake, Meeker, Pine, Rice, Sibley and St. Louis counties as well as the Fond du Lac Tribal Nation, the Mille La
After seeing firsthand the flood damage in the Northland, and after FEMA visited our area as well, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has has sent his recommendation for federal disaster relief to President Obama today.
Our media partners at the Northland's News Center reports that the Governor will be calling a special session of the legislature.
Just so you are aware...on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, FEMA, DHS and FCC will conduct the first national test of the Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) test. It's a good system to have in place. Here's what you need to know.